New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed that a Go First flight between Delhi and Guwahati was diverted to Jaipur after a wind shield crack was reported mid-air on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, DGCA in a statement pointed out that 30 such incidents take place daily, but these incidents hardly pose any safety implications. DGCA further added, “Most of them have no safety implications. On the contrary, they are a sine qua non of a robust safety management system,”.
In another incident earlier this week on Tuesday, a GoAir flight was rejected from taking off from Leh due to a dog on the runway. Earlier two Go First flights were diverted due to an engine snag on Tuesday.
Taking account of the recent incidents, DGCA carried out and indicated the improper identification of the cause of a reported defect , increasing trend of minimum equipment list (MEL) releases and non-availability of required certified staff to cater to multiple scheduled arrivals and departures in a short interval.
The letter earlier released by DGCA pointed out “It is also seen that airlines are resorting to frequent one-off authorization to Category A certifying staff at transit stations which is not in line with existing regulatory provisions. Keeping the above in view, it has been decided that all aircraft at base and transit stations shall be released by certifying staff holding Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Category B1/B2 license with appropriate authorization by their organization,”.
“The airlines are therefore advised to position certifying staff (AME Category B1/B2 license) at all base and transit stations including the availability of required tools and equipment. Alternatively, you may opt for sending the certifying staff on flight duties. The compliance with the above shall be ensured by July 28, 2022, under intimation to their office,”.
(With Agency Inputs)